Tanner De Witt, a leading independent business law firm in Asia and a recognised leader in Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT) law, has joined the international lawyers’ network for digital and emerging law, which already includes more than 30 firms on five continents.

Tanner De Witt

Tanner De Witt, which regularly receives top ratings from industry publications such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, provides legal advice and representation to public and private companies in a wide range of activities, both within Hong Kong and internationally: from hospitality to aviation, from banking and insurance to fashion, and real estate to private equity.

Digital and emerging law is a core practice area of the firm, with particular expertise in intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity, digital services and fintech, media and entertainment.

Tanner De Witt will be represented in the Lexing network by Pádraig Walsh, whose dual expertise in financial and technology law makes him a sought-after specialist in fintech, cybersecurity and data privacy law.

Pádraig Walsh

A lawyer for over 20 years, Pádraig joined Tanner De Witt in 2018 and is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial department and the Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT) practice.

Pádraig’s practice focuses on all issues related to technology procurement and integration, digital asset commercialisation, data protection, cyber, and venture capital and corporate transactions. He also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, and corporate governance. He represents both investors and founders.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific notes: “Pádraig Walsh is particularly knowledgeable about various subsets of the technology sector, including fintech, biotech, insurtech, edutech and cleantech.”

Pádraig is a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and of ITechLaw.

Alain Bensoussan, the founding president of the Lexing network said: “At a time when the stakes around fintech and digital assets are high, we are delighted to welcome Tanner De Witt and particularly Pádraig Walsh, whose practice, which includes regulatory and compliance issues when developing and deploying technology in financial services, and experience in a number innovative and complex fintech projects, place him at the forefront of advising on legal issues for emerging businesses using blockchain technology”.

Frédéric Forster, executive vice president of the network, described Pádraig’s “recognised expertise on the crucial issues of cyber risk and responses to data breaches” as a valuable asset and “an opportunity for the network”.

 About Lexing

The Lexing network currently consists of about 30 members on all 5 continents. Created on an initiative of Alain Bensoussan, it allows multinationals to benefit from the assistance of seasoned lawyers worldwide with established competence in the field of new technologies in their respective countries. Lexing® lawyers share a common approach across the network that ensures they work seamlessly together to provide clients with a global, tailor-made solution consistent with the legal rules of all countries.

Contact: Frédéric Forster
Mob: +33 (0)6 13 28 96 78
Email: frederic-forster@lexing.law